Start a local repository and push it to a server later with Bazaar and Git —24 January 2012
Once you get comfortable with distributed version control, this probably becomes a habit: whenever you start hacking on something new you create a local repository right away, and only later on you push it to a server (for backup). With Bazaar you can even switch to a centralized workflow (the server becomes a master) at any time (and switch back).
To push a local repository to a server, the bzr command must be installed and on the $PATH of the user.
cd /path/to/your/new/project bzr init bzr add bzr commit -m 'first commit, added all files' bzr push bzr+ssh://username@server/home/username/path/to/repos/bzr/project
- If the parent directories don’t exist on the server, then use –create-prefix to create all parents
- To switch to a centralized workflow where your local commits will be automatically pushed to the server do “bzr bind”, and to switch back do “bzr unbind”
To push a local repository to a server, the git command must be installed and on the $PATH of the user.
cd /path/to/your/new/project git init git add . git commit -m 'first commit, added all files' git clone --bare . project.git rsync -a project.git username@server:path/to/repos/git/project.git rm -fr project.git git remote add origin username@server:path/to/repos/git/project.git
The step of pushing to the server is less intuitive in Git compared to Bazaar, but I am still new to Git so there might be a better more elegant way. (Please comment if you know!)